Creating Your Perfect Pinterest Style Board

Pinterest is the easiest and most valuable way to share style inspiration with your Stylist. It shows us what looks you love, seasonal wardrobe needs and a ton about your personal style. While leaving notes & feedback are integral to getting your best Fix, our creative Stylists love a visual representation of your style.

Keep reading for ways to maximize Pinterest & your Stitch Fix experience! Can’t wait to set up your Style Board? Scroll down for step-by-step instructions on how to get started.

Creating a Stitch Fix Pinterest Style Board

WHAT YOU SHOULD PIN
Your Pinterest Style Board gives your Stylist a true look at what items & looks you’re coveting. Your Stylist takes your Style Board very seriously when he/she styles you (though they’re probably having fun, too!). So make sure you’re pinning trends, patterns & styles that you would actually like to see in your Fix. Here are some suggestions for what to share:

  • Your overall sense of style—how you dress and/or how you’d like to dress
  • What fashion inspires you—colors, patterns, prints, etc.
  • Clothing & accessories you’re looking for in your next Fix
  • Trends you’re interested in trying
  • Seasonal items needed for your closet
  • Your celebrity crushes, whose style you admire, from our Celebrity Board

Tip: Make sure to leave captions on each pin to communicate with your Stylist. Tell him/her what you like about each outfit! Is it the fit, color, pattern or overall look? Let us know!

EXAMPLE BOARDS
Everyone has unique style that can be visualized through a Pinterest board. You can show us more about your personality, your style and wardrobe goals through imagery. Not to mention, it’s fun! Here are two examples of Style Boards, and how your Stylist can use them to determine the best items to include in your Fix.

Example #1:

Creating a Stitch Fix Pinterest Style Board

We can see that this Stitch Fix fan loves:
- Neutral colors: blue, black, white and grey
– Jeans!
– Stripes
– Cargo jackets
– The occasional interesting print

Example #2:

Creating a Stitch Fix Pinterest Style Board

We can see that this lady loves:
- Bright prints & patterns
– Stripes
– Animal prints
– Layering
– Bohemian-inspired accessories

Tip: These are just two examples of different people with different style. Make your board all about you and how you want to portray your style to your Stylist!

TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR BOARD IN TIP-TOP SHAPE
There are a few simple tips to get the most out of your Pinterest Style Board:

  • Label your board something your Stylist can find like “Stitch Fix Style.”
  • Add captions to each pin with specific callouts.
  • Update your board often—it’s a fun, creative outlet!
  • Make sure your board is linked to your profile. Scroll down to see how to hook it up.

HOW TO CREATE A STYLE BOARD & START PINNING

Step 1: Go to Pinterest
Visit http://www.pinterest.com

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Step 2: Create your account
Sign up with your email or Facebook account.

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Step 3: Create Your Stitch Fix Style Board
Once you’re signed up, create your Stitch Fix Style Board by selecting “Create a Board.”

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When you’re naming your board, make sure it’s something like “My Stitch Fix Style” or “Stitch Fix Style Inspiration” so your Stylist knows how to find it! Your category should be “Women’s fashion.”

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Step 4: Start Pinning!
Now it’s time to start pinning. By clicking “Add a Pin” in your Style Board…

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…you can add pins from Pinterest, your computer and all over the web!

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To Pin From Pinterest:
The best place to start is our Stitch Fix Pinterest account! We’ve created a Style Starter Kit board  just for you. There, you’ll see tons of fashion inspiration, what’s new & what’s trending to inspire you to start your board. It’s easy & fun, we promise!

Creating a Stitch Fix Pinterest Style Board

From there, continue to explore the rest of our Stitch Fix boards!

Creating a Stitch Fix Pinterest Style Board

To Upload Images From Your Device:
Simply click “Add a Pin” and then choose “Your Device.” Upload the image.

To Pin From the Web:
Use the Pin It button on your browser to Pin around the web (Don’t have it yet? Get it here!). Once you have the Pin It button, you can save looks from your favorite fashion blogs and websites to your board.

Step 5: Caption your Pins
Once you pin an image, be sure to add a few words about why you love it! Whether it’s a new trend you want to try or a beautiful dress you’d like to wear to your friend’s wedding, all of these are helpful notes to inspire your Stylist.

Step 6: Add your Pinterest Board to Your Stitch Fix Style Profile
Finally, add your board to your profile!

  • Go to your Style Board and copy the full URL (example: http://www.pinterest.com/stitchfix/starter-style-board/) from your browser.

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Step 7: Keep Pinning
Keep your board up-to-date by pinning regularly, but especially as you transition into a new season.

Any questions? Ask them in the comments below!

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55 Comments

  1. I kept every item in my fix yesterday! Megan Neves, the stylist, commented that she got the inspiration from my Pinterest board and referred to several of the items she was inspired from. LOVE IT!!! Best fix yet!

  2. Being new to Pinterest I didn’t know if it was appropriate, but I included on my style board some photos of myself wearing some favorite outfits. My Stitch Fix stylist told me the board was helpful when she put together my first fix, and thanked me for including photos of myself. She definitely got the right idea, I loved everything she sent (small matter of fit on 2 pieces, but we’ll work that out)!

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    • Hi Tracy! Check out Step 4 where it explains how to upload images from your desktop! Hope this helps!! XOXO

  4. I think it would be helpful if you add a place where we can upload a picture of ourselves. This way you can see what our body looks like. This would really be beneficial to everyone involved!

    • This is a great idea! Sometimes it’s hard to really describe your body, and uploading pictures of yourself would be a very easy fix for this.

  5. Very helpful…I have created a new board but need to do some clean up and add some hints for next month’s fix….#6!

  6. This is great advice. I go on pinning binges and I rarely change the captions, which probably confuses my poor stylist. Now I know what I’m going to do this evening!

  7. I need to update captions as well! Although I have to say that this fix Camille REALLY paid attention to my board. She did a great job and I hope everyone spends time doing research like that.

    • Hi Nancy! Your stylist will likely not be able to access a secret board unfortunately. If you just want to pin your style inspiration, that is fine! XOXO

  8. I provided my Pinterest board name when I signed up…it doesn’t mention stitch fix per se- do I have to name it that? or can i keep what i have

    • Hi Christine!

      You can keep the name you have on there–that’s fine! Just make sure that the link you provided goes directly to your style board!

  9. I can’t figure out to get my board link from either my browser or my pinterest app because it doesn’t appear! I’m using a Samsung galaxy s5.

    • Tap once in the address bar (mine showed the same way on my iPad). Once the details show up – which they should – then I think you should be able to hold your finger on the address so that the option to copy comes up. Once you’ve copied, then paste the address in the Style section. Tapping on the address bar of your Pinterest is what will make all the details appear.

      Hope this works for you. :)

  10. I’d love to figure out a way to use the secret boards to share how I look in the clothes without having to share it with everyone!!! Maybe in the future it will be an option.

  11. Secret board for me as well; just don’t do a public board. I emailed my picture so my stylist could see me, but sounds like that isn’t an option.

  12. You can post pictures of yourself on your board with your head cut off. I do this so my stylist can see my body in the clothes but it maintains my privacy as I don’t use my name on my board. (I don’t want random pictures of me “out there” either!

  13. Is there a way to “invite” my stylist to my Pinterest board? I keep all my Pinterest boards private (secret
    ).

    • Hi there, unfortunately no, that is our customer service email address. In order for your Stylist to see your board, you must make them public.

  14. I’m having the same issue. My stitch fix style idea board is secret, I strongly prefer to keep it that way. Is there any way around this? I’m a little bummed because after my first fix I emailed stitch fix to confirm that my link to my pinterest board was received to my profile and I got a “yes” reply. I’m finding out 2 fixes later that the stylist hasn’t had the ability to see them. Thanks for your input!

    • Unfortunately it’s not possible at this time! Is there anyway you can make it public? Maybe you can label it something secret and share that in your profile! :)

    • I do not understand why so many of you require your pinterest boards to be secret. What is the big deal? This is not a Stitch Fix problem…it is not a Pinterest problem either…if you choose to keep your boards secret, that’s what they will be! You guys can’t blame SF because you choose to keep secret boards

    • Nobody is blaming Stitch Fix. Some people are just more private than others. Everyone has their own “comfort zone”. Individuals have their own personal preferences. To each their own!They are just suggesting it as an option. If it doesn’t happen, it doesn’t happen. :)

  15. Do you allow us to post pictures of ourselves in our stitch profile rather then pinning ourselves to a board?

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  18. Same here – I have a secret board that I’m happy to share with you but do not want to make it public. Would be great to have that option!

    • HI there, I’m sorry that we can’t see private boards. Unfortunately at this time, the only way to share looks with your Stylist is through public Pinterest boards. Is there any way you can work around this? Perhaps there will be a new way to share style with your Stylist in the future… :)

  19. Whoops. I’d created a Stitchfix Pinterest board last month after a year of receiving fixes, and in the fix I received yesterday my stylist didn’t reference it in her note. So I just found out by reading these comments that you cannot see a secret/private board…. Too bad. I don’t want my board to be public, so I guess it’s of no use to anyone. Chalk me up as another faithful customer who is asking that you somehow access our private boards when we invite you…. (Maybe this is a Pinterest limitation, and there is nothing Stichfix can do about it?)

    • This is because Pinterest is respecting your choice for a secret board, there is nothing Stitch a Fix can do about this. I’d love to know why so many keep secret clothing boards! What is the big secret?

    • HI there, unfortunately at this time, you can’t share a private board with our Stylists. That would require you to invite them individually using their personal account. At this point, we have not been able to integrate our systems with Pinterest, but this is definitely something that could happen in the future with the help of (a lot) of engineering work! Trust us, it’s on our radar! May I ask if there’s any reason in particular that you want to keep your style board secret?

  20. My workaround for the public-private pinterest board conundrum was to make a public pinterest board under an alias. Just a tip for you ladies who like to keep their personal photos and interest in fashion private :)

  21. I’m not an accomplished Pinterest user but have recently set one up for Stitch Fix and provided it on my Stitch Fix profile, as directed. Wouldn’t that board be only available to be viewed by Stitch Fix personnel? I ask because I honestly don’t understand the privacy need when you are pinning clothing that probably all the other Stitch Fix subscribers are like and are pinning too. Goodness, it’s not like you are pinning lingerie or something very personal!!

  22. I posted a comment yesterday but it wasn’t included. I wonder why, it was just about the privacy issue with Pinterest and I expressed my own opinion.

    • Hi there, your comment was posted today. Stitch Fix tries to moderate blog comments daily, but on weekends, we might take a bit longer to respond! Your Pinterest board is able to be viewed by anyone on Pinterest unless you make it private. If you make it private, your Stylist won’t be able to see it either. It’s definitely up to the user to decide what they are comfortable sharing. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  23. I don’t really understand the need for privacy on a Stitchfix Pinterest board. Aren’t you just posting clothing from retail websites and other outfits that you find on Pinterest? I don’t have any pictures of myself on my Stitchfix Pinterest board. I just post outfits that I see and like, styles that I am interest in trying and they are all on models or other people. No pictures of me. And both my stylists have used these pictures very effectively, even sending the exact items I pinned. I am delighted with the ability to give direction so that they can better visualize my style. Not me.

  24. Stitch Fix really can’t do anything about Pinterest’s policies. They are two different websites run by different people. Stitch Fix staff can’t make Pinterest’s private board policy change, even if they wanted to. They’re not ignoring your suggestions– they just literally cannot do anything about it. Pinterest is just a convenient tool they can use to gauge your style, if you let them. Why not send your secret invite suggestion to Pinterest, as it is indeed a good suggestion!

    In the mean time, to work around this– sign up for a separate Pinterest account without your name on it and don’t post pics of yourself. Just pin pics of clothes you like. Link to that board for your stylist, instead of the board that’s just for you.

  25. I already have a board title “My Style” that I included with my Profile. Do I need to start a new board named “Stitch Fix” or can I just update that board with new pins and new captions on old pins?

    • That is fine! Your Stylist will be able to figure that out :) Just make sure you’re always updating and evolving your board!

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